Sunday, July 29, 2012

Building a Mystery


It is done.  I have finally finished my first MKAL.  I unfortunately fell behind a little bit...summer, life, and heat just took its toll.  


As I mentioned earlier I was talked into participating in the Wendy Knit's Summer Solstice Mystery Knit-A-Long.  All I knew going into it was that it would be a shawl, it would be from the bottom up, and would use fingering yarn.  As it was a Wendy Knit's pattern I also knew there would be lace.  


The first step was knitting the swatch and when I discovered that was pretty easy I knew the rest of the shawl shouldn't be too difficult.  Sure, there was the small matter of adding beads.  And the talk of life lines and moving stitch markers. But honestly? This shawl wasn't difficult at all. I think the hardest part was casting on a bajillion stitches! And keeping up with everyone else. 


But, without further ado, I present you with my finished Summer Solstice Shawl, which I have named 

Grianstad Shamraidh

Simply "Summer Solstice" in Irish Gaelic
Look! a non-striped shirt

Ignore the big Italian nose

Na na na na naaaa Bat Amy!






8 comments:

  1. That shawl is amazing---the pattern is so elegant without being fussy, and your yarn choice suits it perfectly! Also, you wear it really well. Fantastic all around. :D

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    1. Aw thank you! I am very pleased with it :D I didn't add any of the additional repeats but it fits me perfectly. I couldn't be happier with this project!

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  2. It's quite lovely. I keep thinking that I may have to turn into a "shawl person" now that I'm living in the San Francisco Bay area. We'll see...

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    1. They are definitely fun to knit, though I do not wear them often.

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  3. Super cute! I'm attempting my first shawl. I hope it's as nice as yours.

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    1. Thanks! What shawl are you working on?

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